Firefighters ask for help in keeping hydrants clear

Firefighters in our area are once again asking for the public’s assistance in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow.

The Onalaska fire department crews had to search for a hydrant that was buried in the snow Tuesday night while responding to a home fire.

The hydrant was not needed by crews for the fire.

However, firefighters warn the next fire might be different.

“Adopt a hydrant is if you are fit, some what fit and your capable of clearing out that hydrant, every second counts in a fire and it would greatly help the firefighters in our community as well as all communities,” said Troy Gudie, Onalaska Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief.

Onalaska’s Fire Department made a video to show how long it takes to dig out a fire hydrant.

You can find it on our facebook page.

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